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As soon as the voting started in the election, an uproar started outside the MCD headquarters.
The process of elections for the mayor, deputy mayor and members of the standing committee of Delhi was postponed on Tuesday. As soon as the voting started in the civic center of MCD, a huge ruckus started in the headquarters. AAP-BJP members raised slogans; Climbed the barricades and threw bottles at each other. The House was adjourned sine die due to the uproar.
Earlier, 10 nominated members were administered oath in MCD. During this also AAP leaders raised slogans. BJP leaders also raised slogans of Jai Shri Ram and Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
BJP bid AAP running away from elections
Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi said that it is a matter of great sadness that everyone was sitting to cast their vote but then there was ruckus. This should not happen, the democratic process should be followed. BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said that despite having majority in the MCD House, AAP is running away from the elections of mayor and deputy mayor. AAP councilors misbehaved with BJP leaders in the house.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that BJP is running away from the mayoral election, he knows that AAP mayor will expedite the work which BJP could not do. We demand that the MCD House be called again and the election of the Mayor be held today itself.
Police force was deployed due to apprehension of uproar in MCD.
AAP has fielded Shelly Oberoi and BJP has fielded Rekha Gupta for the post of mayor. In such a situation, it is certain that the capital will get a woman mayor. BJP MP Hansraj Hans claimed that the mayor would be from the BJP. The first meeting of the House after the MCD elections was held on 6 January, but the election of the mayor could not be held due to the uproar.
- AAP leader Mukesh Goyal said that the constitutional way is to first administer the oath to the elected corporators, then to the nominated corporators. but that did not happen.
- BJP leader Shikha Rai said that the proceedings of the House will start from where it was left.
- First nominated councilor Vinod then Laxman took oath in the House. After this oath was administered to Mukesh Mann, Sunil Chauhan, Rajkumar Bhatia, Sanjay Tyagi. After Manoj Kumar Jain, Rohtash Kumar, Shweta Kamal Khatri, the oath-taking of the councilors who won the election from ward number one started.
- AAP leader Sourav Bhardwaj said, ‘BJP has brought force with sticks and sticks to capture the Municipal Corporation today. Have you seen this in any house? Does the BJP want to forcefully capture the MCD by intimidation?’ At the same time, Sanjay Singh said that BJP’s ‘danda democracy’ will not be allowed to run in MCD.
Security forces were deployed inside the House with sticks and rods.
The first year for the post of mayor is reserved for women.
Elections to the post of Mayor in Delhi are held for 5 single year terms on the basis of rotation. The first year is reserved for women. The second year is reserved for the open category, the third year for the reserved category and the remaining two years are again reserved for the open category. In this way Delhi will get a woman mayor this year.
This picture was tweeted by Shaili Oberoi on 27 April. He wrote the caption that he received the PhD degree at the 35th convocation held at IGNOU.
AAP has majority
AAP’s candidate for Deputy Mayor is Aale Mohammad Iqbal and BJP’s candidate is Kamal Bagdi. Ale Mohammad is the son of Shoaib Iqbal, MLA from Matia Mahal. 273 members will vote in the Mayor’s election. A figure of 133 is needed for a majority. AAP has 134 councillors. Apart from this, there are also 3 Rajya Sabha MPs. In this election, 250 councilors along with 10 MPs (7 Lok Sabha MPs and 3 Rajya Sabha MPs), 13 assembly members will vote.
History of MCD
MCD came into existence in April, 1958. It started its journey from the historic 1860s Town Hall in Old Delhi and was shifted to the Civic Center complex in April 2010. Freedom fighter Aruna Asaf Ali was elected mayor in 1958. Ali’s photos still hang in the rooms of the old municipal building at the Town Hall and in the offices of the Civic Center. A major street in the city was also named after him.
Aruna Asaf Ali passed away in 1996. After this he was awarded India’s highest honor ‘Bharat Ratna’.
MCD split in 2012
Law scholar Rajni Abbi was the mayor of the MCD before its trifurcation in 2011. In 2012 the corporation was bifurcated into three separate civic bodies – North (104 wards), South (104 wards) and East (64 wards) Municipal Corporations. Each of these had its own mayor. The integration of all three took place last year when the Center brought a law to unify them. This reduced the total number of wards from 272 to 250.
Sweeping in MCD elections
After integration, the civic elections were held on 4 December and the counting of votes took place on 7 December. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won the election by winning 134 wards and defeating the BJP, which was ruling the MCD for 15 years. In this election, the BJP won 104 wards, while the Congress could win only nine seats.
Former North Delhi mayor and senior BJP leader Jai Prakash said it is a matter of fortune for the people of Delhi that now again there will be a mayor for the entire city. He said that Aruna Asaf Ali was the first mayor of Delhi, and Rajni Abbi was the last until the MCD was divided into three parts in 2012, and that after 10 years there will be a woman mayor again, it is a matter of fortune for the city.
BJP’s Rajni Abbi won the election in 2011
In April 2011, the then BJP candidate Rajni Abbi was elected Mayor of Delhi by defeating Savita Sharma of Congress by 88 votes. Abbi was then a professor of law at the University of Delhi and currently serves as the dean of the university.
2012 mayoral election
After the trifurcation, mayor elections were held for all the three corporations – NDMC, SDMC and EDMC – in 2012. In April 2012, Meera Agarwal of the BJP was elected unopposed as mayor of the MDMC, while her party colleague Azad Singh became the deputy mayor. In May 2012, Annapurna Mishra was unanimously elected mayor of East Delhi, while her party colleague Usha Shastri was made deputy mayor. BJP’s Savita Gupta was elected as the first mayor of South Delhi, while BSP’s Bir Singh became the deputy mayor.
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